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You’re out riding with a group of friends. Everything’s going smoothly when suddenly one of the group has an incident and comes off. They’re lying on the road, clearly injured – would you know what to do to help while waiting for the ambulance?

Being the first person to arrive at the scene of an accident can be very disconcerting. You want to help but may not know where to start. Should you move the injured parties, or try to take off their helmet? What about spilled fuel or other debris?

Having some basic knowledge on how to deal with an accident scenario could help make a difference in a serious situation. First Bike on Scene (FBoS) is a nationally approved UK-based course offering essential lifesaving skills to motorcyclists.

The course will teach you to assess the accident layout, administer basic first aid, how to remove a helmet safely, as well as an understanding of the mechanics involved in a motorcycle accident and the injuries they can cause.

The course is supported by the Motorcycle Industry Association, approved by The Quality Casualty Care Alliance and is valid for three years.

Half day refresher courses are also available, with both courses enjoying the extra support of the FBoS online community where students can discuss issues, ask questions and continue to engage with the FBoS materials.

FBoS is available from various locations and course dates are being added all the time. They are also looking for new centres to deliver the FBoS course so if you or anyone you know can help, get in touch them at www.firstbikeonscene.co.uk or visit their Facebook page